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The Other Side of Hope

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki
Finland 2017, 98 mins
Cert: 12*

This timely contribution from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki entwines the struggles of a Syrian asylum seeker newly arrived in Helsinki on a coal freighter, and a poker-playing local who walks out on his alcoholic wife. Having escaped the violence of Aleppo and threatened with deportation by Finnish authorities, Khaled finds work at a ramshackle restaurant populated by others bumping along the bottom. The second in a proposed trilogy after Le Havre (Flatpack 2012), The Other Side of Hope has everything we’ve come to expect from Kaurismäki: sumptuous colours, 50s rock n roll, deadpan humour and a wry humanity.


Date :
April 9, 2017 @ 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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feature film
This event was part of Flatpack 11


The Electric Cinema – Screen 2
47-49 Station St
Birmingham, B5 4DY United Kingdom
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